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The midnight sun messes with the Arctic charr’s inner clock

Below ice and snow, in pitch dark, Arctic charr’s circadian clock still ticks with precision. The exception comes during the darkest and brightest weeks of the year, when daily activity rhythms break down.

Researchers debunk common food myths

More and more people are concerned that certain foods may be poisoning us, and that we have to eat purer, more natural food. But food scientists have different concerns than the general public.

Talk of equality is risky business for career in the oil industry

White men dominate leadership positions in the Norwegian petroleum industry. If you’re a woman and want to climb the career ladder, you need to keep your mouth shut when there’s talk of gender and equality, according to researchers.

Discoveries from 1,400-year-old ice surprise scientists

A fierce cold period struck the Northern Hemisphere in the years from 536 AD to the 660s AD with no real summers. It became known as the Fimbulvinter – The Terrible Winter – and worked its way into Norse folklore.

Poor countries are more vulnerable to cyber attacs

Digitalization of poor countries is a good thing, but too little attention has been paid to the accompanying problems, according to one researcher.

Why can’t you get your cat to follow orders?

Punishment certainly does not work. It only makes you and your cat become foes.

Lawful casualty or victim of a war crime?

International law protects fighters and civilians differently. Establishing who has been a victim of a war crime and who has been a lawful casualty of war is not always easy.

Why the passenger pigeon died out

The passenger pigeon was once among the most numerous species on earth. The last passenger pigeon died in the Cinncinati Zoo just over 100 years ago. How did it all go so wrong?

How cod took over in the icy Arctic waters

Codfish can eat prey right up under the sea ice in winter, thanks to an antifreeze in their blood.

Heavier cars can make traffic more dangerous

The probability of being killed or severely injured in a traffic accident is about 40 percent lower if you drive a new car. But new cars are often more massive and pose a greater threat to other road users.